Meet Constance from Alabama, USA!
Constance is currently working on her doctorate in Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She’s originally from Tuskegee, Alabama and loves the South.
What are your favorites right now?
Yarn Store: Yarnhouse Studio in Opelika, AL. It is only 20 minutes from my hometown and I used to regularly attend Saturday morning knitting there before starting graduate school.
Yarn: Currently, I have been knitting with Knit Picks Palette quite a bit. I really enjoy the wide range of colors especially with my growing addiction to fair isle knitting. Another favorite is Quince and Company wool yarns especially Chickadee and Finch. I really like the bounce, color, and consistency of the Quince and Company yarns.
Why do you knit? I first started knitting because I was bored and wanted a productive pastime. After thinking about various crafts, I thought knitting would be great because I have a love for fashion and clothing. Therefore, my craft could produce garments that I would enjoy wearing. I now knit because it is a relaxing activity that keeps my mind active. There are always new things to try with this skill and I have yet to get bored by it. I’ve been knitting strong for 10 years now! I would’ve never imagined that would be the case.
Most challenging project (and why)? My most challenging project was the Vivien Sweater from the book Sweater Girls by Madeline Weston and Rita Taylor. Before this project, I had only done fair isle on a limited scale. So, this was my first time tackling a full fair isle garment. It actually took me two years to finish the top. However, I recently started another Vivien Sweater and it is flying off the needles. I think I needed to get over the hump to gain confidence with the technique.
What’s your new favorite thing? My favorite thing is knitting podcasts. Seriously, I can’t get enough of them! I get such joy with playing a podcast in the background while working on a knitting project alongside the perfect beverage (it’s currently an aloe vera drink). It’s definitely my favorite pastime.
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